“Planting new churches is the most effective evangelistic methodology known under heaven.”
- Peter Wagner
You may have heard someone say, “why do we need to plant more churches”? Here are four reasons we should engage in strategic church planting: 1. It is biblical, although church planting is never mentioned in the bible, evangelism and discipleship resulting in new works is the normative pattern of the New Testament. 2. It is needed, the current post-Christian context is experiencing a record number of churches closing their doors and significant population increases across the globe, we must plant churches to advance the gospel. 3. It is fruitful, in the New Testament we continually see the gospel bear fruit. Statistically, new churches reach and baptize more people than established works. 4. It is kingdom, Acts 13 is a beautiful story about a multiplying church with a vision to send out and give away. We need more churches to manifest God’s kingdom on earth as we expand His kingdom through church planting.
At New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, we believe there is no better place to learn and do missions than New Orleans. Students who attend New Orleans will be trained in a post- Christian and cross-cultural context while serving alongside some of the best church planting practitioners in North America. We believe students who are trained and equipped for church planting in New Orleans, can plant churches anywhere in the world.